Aracena is a magnificent town in the north of the province of Huelva, at the foot of Cerro del Castillo and the Parque Natural Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche. Aracena is an ancient trading town with a picturesque old town full of whitewashed houses and is known for Grotto of Wonders, the most beautiful cave complex in Spain.
Aracena is dominated by the ruins of the Castillo and the chiesa di Our Lady of Sorrows built by the Knights Templar in the XNUMXth century in the Gothic - Mudejar style on the site of a Moorish fortress of the XNUMXth century. The bell tower was added in the XNUMXth century and has the same Almohad decoration as the Giralda in Seville. Opposite the church is the XNUMXth-century building of the Cabildo Viejo, the beautifully restored former town hall which now houses an information office for the park.
Paved paths and ancient mule tracks wind their way through the beautiful wooded hills connecting a series of charming white villages, among which we point out Alajar, with its imposing sanctuary from the 1600s, Fuenteheridos and Almonaster la Real, dominated by the XNUMXth century Moorish mosque. In the summer, the streets and squares of the villages come alive with exuberant parties, known as romerías, during which women wear their flamenco dresses.
The exceptional gastronomy of Aracena famous for local products such as mushrooms, chorizo and ham.
The Cave of WondersCalle Pozo de la Nieve, s / n, 21200 Aracena, Huelva, Spagna
La Cave of Wonders (Gruta de las Maravillas in Spanish) is a famous cave complex with underground lakes and stalactite and stalagmite formations.
The extension of its lakes and the abundance and variety of formations present make this underground complex aattraction absolutely to visit.
Discovered in the late 1914th century, it was opened to the public in XNUMX as the first tourist cave in Spain.